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Ani's in Love... and so am I

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Don't call this a concert review because I am utterly and completely biased. I love Ani Difranco. I've loved her from the day I first laid eyes on her over 13 years ago and I hope to love her forever until the day I die. Last night's show at the Orpheum Theater was the thirteenth time I've seen her live, and now I love her even more.

It was a relief to see Ani back in her element, a small, intimate venue with good sound and a respectful crowd. There have been times over the past 10 years when she couldn't be heard over the screaming teenage girls and would look into the crowd somewhat disgusted and irritated, and just try to get through the show. Last night was different. She was enthusiastic, exuberant, and at times, brilliant.